Introducing district strategies

District strategies are a new level of strategic planning that we are introducing to the planning system. District strategies will capture and protect the valued character and attributes of each of Canberra's nine districts.

The district strategies deliver the ACT Planning Strategy by providing more specific and targeted directions for each district. In short, they will guide the strategic management of growth and change on a district scale in the context of green and blue spaces, good travel connections, housing, employment growth and support our shopping centres.

East Canberra Engagement Schedule in February 2023

Pop up

  • Wednesday 8th 10.00am - 2.00pm - Oaks Estate Community Hall

North Side Listening Space

Day one

  • Friday 10th 10.00am - 4.00pm - Canberra Museum & Gallery

Day two

  • Saturday 11th 12.00pm - 4.00pm - Canberra Museum & Gallery

South Side Listening Space

Day one

  • Friday 24th 10.00am - 5.00pm - Abode Woden Hotel (Stromlo Room)

Day two

  • Saturday 25th 11.00am - 4.00pm - Abode Woden Hotel (Stromlo Room)

We are looking at

The East Canberra District Strategy captures the special character of East Canberra and reflects the community's views on future planning priorities. It will help us manage growth and change in the district while protecting the things the community values most.

Directions for East Canberra

Blue-green network

  • Protect, conserve, and enhance priority grassland, woodland and aquatic habitats and environmental values, including along the Molonglo River and Jerrabomberra and Woolshed creeks.

Economic access and opportunity across the city

  • Develop new employment precincts, capitalising on proximity to Canberra Airport, national freight routes, heavy rail, and existing employment precincts (subject to outcomes of the Eastern Broadacre strategic assessment).

Strategic movement to support city growth

  • Protect and preserve function and capacity of key transport corridors for freight and public transport, including a potential future faster and/or high speed rail corridor.

Sustainable neighbourhoods

  • Limit new housing development in line with the Territory Plan.

Inclusive centres and communities

  • Enhance accessibility of services and facilities for Oaks Estate, Pialligo, and Symonston residents.

Change Areas

There are several possible change areas for employment shown on the map below. Download the Draft East Canberra District Strategy, or the East Canberra District Summary & Map, to see all changes.

Areas of change

We would particularly like your comments on the ‘areas of change’ that are shown in the district strategy maps, especially the possible and potential change areas.

Sites where some detailed planning has occurred and there is an indication of the future proposed change; Territory Plan Variations have progressed; decisions have been made about the future of the site; sites are included in the Indicative Land Release Program; and/or have development proposals progressed on them.

Sites where there are opportunities for change but further work and detailed planning is needed and/or underway. These sites may have been flagged for possible change, government or private sector may have identified for future change, development and redevelopment but further work is needed to progress that to test and set directions for possible development and change.

Areas that are considered to have potential in the longer term and may require detailed planning, investigations and potentially certain interventions to stimulate the opportunity.

East Canberra District Map

Use the map below to check out the proposed, possible and potential key development sites and change areas for East Canberra. You can have your say on these areas using the quick comment form below, or on the Provide Feedback page. The map below is also shown in detail in the district summary in the document library.

East Canberra District Strategy quick comment

Use the form below to provide feedback and comments on the draft East Canberra District Strategy. Your comments will be displayed in the Comment Board below for other community members to see and discuss. (max 140 characters).

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Moderation Policy

12 December, 2022 says:

Expansion of the Callum Brae Nature Reserve to Mugga Lane is key to connectivity with other reserves

5 December, 2022

Will says:

Re-servicing the Symonston area with public transport should be made a priority. A disadvantaged suburb in Canberra without a single bus

27 November, 2022

Matthew says:

Could you keep your light industry away from north eastern Tuggers. Light industry is for Fyshwick not near residential areas not hard 😔!!